It’s time for that annual, local hello to spring — FestForAll.

With all kinds of music, art and entertainment for the kids, it is designed to be a festival for everyone. Running the weekend before Easter, and well ahead of the Baton Rouge Blues Fest and New Orleans Jazz Fest, the free, weekend-long event is the perfect time to soak up some spring.

Listen to some blues, jazz, bluegrass, Cajun, country, Americana, rock music and more at Town Square. Peruse the paintings, jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other art in the Artists’ Village. Take the kids to have their faces painted and play in a Bounce House, or watch a martial arts demonstration or dancers in the Children’s Village.

If you’ve worked up a thirst or are hungry, there will be plenty of beverage and food vendors.

For more information, see accompanying stories, maps and schedules, and visit

The art

100 visual artists and master craftsmen from more than a dozen states

Clay, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood

FestForAll shopping prizes

Art demonstrations

Live painting

Chainsaw wood sculpture

Children’s Stage Performances

Baton Rouge Music Studio

Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Mrs. Dorothy & Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band

David Vincent’s Martial Arts

Cangelosi Dance Project

Children’s Village Activities

Face Painting

Balloon Twister

Junior League Hands-on Art Activities with Blue Dog and Mardi Gras themes

Arts Council’s Community Arts and Outreach Mini Art Lessons

Mini Art Lessons coordinated by the Arts Council

Bounce Houses

Music Schedule

(Town Square Galvez Stage)


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Blues Project (Blues)

1 P.M.-2:30 P.M.: JUSTIN GARNER (R&B)




Noon-1 p.m.: Delta Drifters (Rock)

1:25 p.m.-2:25 p.m.: Serabee (Singer/Songwriter, Pop)

2:50 p.m.-4:05 p.m.: Guy Forsyth (Americana +)

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (N.O. Funk)